Rim Trail - Hike near Bryce, Utah
Rim Trail, Bryce, UT 84764, USA,Bryce,Utah
37.6282969, -112.162975
3.2 miles S of Bryce, Utah
Address: Rim Trail, Bryce, UT 84764, USA
GPS: 37°37'41.9"N 112°9'46.7"W
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State: Utah

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Rim Trail is a wonderful way for hikers to explore the breathtaking views of Bryce Canyon from above the canyon. The trail curves around the park allowing hikers to view the spectacular, red rock formations from every major viewing point. Rim Trail Serves as a connection between major viewing points and trails throughout the park. 

Hikers typically start hiking the trail at Fairyland Point and finish at Bryce Point. The entire trail between these points is 5.5 miles one way, or 11 miles out and back. Despite its length this trail is considered one of the easier trails in Bryce canyon. It is relatively level with gradual inclines and declines.

Hikers who don’t wish to hike the entire trail can start and end at any of the viewing points along the trail. A commonly hiked portion of the trail is between Sunrise Point and Sunset Point. Between these two points the trail is half a mile, or one mile out and back. This section of the trail is paved and is wheelchair accessible in good weather.

Rim Trail is a great access point to many trails down into the rock formations, or Hoodoos. Queens Garden Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail, and Peek-A-Boo Trail are all accessible from Rim Trail and make great additions to any hike.

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  1. Head northeast (0.1 mi)
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Trails

Distance ?

5.4 miles

Elevation Gain ?

526 feet

Real Ascent ?

1,531 feet

Real Descent ?

1,005 feet

Avg Grade (1°)

2%

Grade (-22° to 38°)

-40% to 79%

Distance ?

0.5 miles

Elevation Gain ?

1 feet

Real Ascent ?

97 feet

Real Descent ?

96 feet

Avg Grade (0°)

0%

Grade (-10° to 6°)

-17% to 10%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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